Information policy

We use to provide comprehensive, timely news and information on our activities.

As a company which manages global risk, Swiss Re’s information policy goes well beyond legal requirements in establishing transparency in our communications and equal access to the facts for all investors and the public.

The official medium for publications of the company is the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt). In addition, we use our website to provide comprehensive, timely news and information on our activities as well as background discussion and analysis of issues relating to Swiss Re’s business and the broader insurance and reinsurance industries. Investors and other stakeholders can subscribe to receive ad hoc disclosures and further corporate news automatically at Our contact details are provided in the Contacts section.

The Chairman annually conducts a governance roadshow to meet with large shareholders in Switzerland, the UK and the US. Furthermore, our Investor Relations team holds regular meetings with institutional investors and analysts. At the 2016 Investors’ Day in Zurich in December, Swiss Re provided an update on the Group’s strategy, insights on the current most relevant topics related to the activities of Asset Management, Capital Management, Risk Management and Underwriting and provided business updates for each of the three Business Units Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Life Capital. All these presentations as well as the conference call recordings from this event are also available on our website:

Swiss Re observes strict close periods around the publications of the Group’s annual results and quarterly results/key data. The close periods apply throughout the preparation of the results/key data and provide for an appropriate cooling-off period after the release of the results/key data. During such close periods, employees of Swiss Re and members of the Board of Directors are prohibited from trading in Swiss Re securities.

Key corporate news in 2016



Method of dissemination

23 February

Swiss Re reports 31% rise in 2015 net income to USD 4.6 billion, increases dividend to CHF 4.60 and proposes new share buy-back; Christian Mumenthaler to become Group CEO as of 1 July 2016

News release, press conference

3 March

Swiss Re completes public share buy-back programme

News release

22 April

Swiss Re shareholders approve all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at Swiss Re’s Annual General Meeting

News release, AGM in Zurich

29 April

Swiss Re reports strong first quarter net income of USD 1.2 billion; premium income rises to USD 7.9 billion

News release, media conference call

25 May

Swiss Re’s new SONAR report explores top emerging risks for the re/insurance industry and society

News release

29 July

Swiss Re reports solid half-year net income of USD 1.9 billion

News release, press conference

18 August

Preliminary sigma estimates for first-half 2016: natural catastrophes drive global insured losses to USD 31 billion

News release, sigma study

8 September

Swiss Re remains insurance industry leader in sustainability, according to 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

News release

12 September

Demand for customised reinsurance and insurance solutions is growing, Swiss Re sigma says

News release, sigma study

13 October

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Bradesco Seguros launch joint venture to create leading commercial large-risk insurer in Brazil

News release

3 November

Swiss Re reports strong net income of USD 3.0 billion for the first nine months of 2016; to start share buy-back programme

News release, media conference call

22 November

Sustained insurance sector growth in 2017 largely based on demand from emerging markets

News release

2 December

Swiss Re further expands its R&D capabilities to efficiently allocate capital into growing risk pools

News release

Important dates for 2017



23 February

2016 annual results

16 March

Publication of 2016 Annual Report and 2016 EVM results as well as of AGM 2017 invitation

21 April

153rd Annual General Meeting

4 May

Release of first quarter 2017 key financial data

4 August

Release of second quarter 2017 results

2 November

Release of third quarter 2017 key financial data